R

oman philosopher Cicero
once said, “Gratitude is
not only the greatest of
virtues, but the parent of all the
others.”
I think he is absolutely
right. An ungrateful person
focuses on what they don’t have
and is unhappy, discontent, impa-
tient, unkind, proud (thinks he
deserves better), and reluctant to
help others. But a grateful person
is happy and content. From that
gratitude flows patience, kind-
ness, humility, generosity, and
love.
So, to raise the level of grat-
itude in my own life, in yours, and
in those around us, here are 20
Thanksgiving and gratitude
quotes for you to read, reflect on,
and share. Happy Thanksgiving!
When you are grateful fear
disappears and abundance
appears. –Tony Robbins
Gratitude makes sense of our
past, brings peace for today, and
creates a vision for tomorrow.
–Melody Beattie
Gratitude begins where my
sense of entitlement ends.
–Steven Furtick
I would maintain that
thanks are the highest form of
thought and that gratitude is hap-
piness doubled by wonder. –G.K.
Chesterton
If a fellow isn’t thankful for
what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be
thankful for what he’s going to
get. –Frank A. Clark
Grace isn’t a little prayer you
chant before receiving a meal.
It’s a way to live. –Jacqueline
Winspear
He is a wise man who does
not grieve for the things which he
has not, but rejoices for those
which he has. –Epictetus
Gratitude is the best atti-
tude. –Unknown
Not what we say about our
blessings, but how we use them, is
the true measure of our thanks-
giving. –W.T. Purkiser
We can only be said to be
alive in those moments when our
hearts are conscious of our treas-
ures. –Thornton Wilder
Gratitude is a quality similar
to electricity: it must be produced
and discharged and used up in
order to exist at all. –William
Faulkner
If you want to turn your life
around, try thankfulness. It will
change your life mightily.
–Gerald Good
There is no greater differ-
ence between men than between
grateful and ungrateful people.
–R.H. Blyth
Who does not thank for lit-
tle will not thank for much.
–Estonian Proverb
Gratitude is the fairest blossom
which springs from the soul.
–Henry Ward Beecher
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•Come to the Riverdale Public Library on
Friday, December 13 at 1pm to enjoy the
blockbuster film “The Great Gatsby” star-
ring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan
and Isla Fisher. Get caught up in the story
of Nick Carraway, a young Midwestern
writer, who is thrust into a world of opu-
lence. Refreshments will be served! For
more information or to register for this
program, call the library at 973-835-
5044 or register online at
www.riverdalelibrary.org.
DEC 14
•The Bloomingdale United Methodist
Church 65 Main Street, Bloomingdale is
having a live nativity event on Saturday,
December 14 from 3–6pm. Join us as
Troxler Hall becomes a Bethlehem
Marketplace with live animals at the time
of the Census over 2000 years ago!
Make a craft at each station and enjoy
some snacks. Great for kids and the best
bargain in this hectic season - it is
free! Come back to Bethlehem and the
reason for the season! Register or send
your questions to bethleheminblooming-
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headcount for supplies).
DEC 15
•On Sunday, December 15 at 7:30pm,
Our Lady of the Magnificat Church 2
Miller Road, in Kinnelon will be filled with
the joyous sounds of the highly acclaimed
thirty-five member Christmas Festival
Orchestra of New Jersey, conducted by
Maestra Karen Pinoci. The Concert’s pro-
gram will include classical favorites and
traditional Christmas pieces sure to
delight the hearts and souls of all. For
thirty consecutive years, the OLM
Christmas Concerts have served as an
enjoyable seasonal interlude for the
entire community. Tickets are available
starting November 18 by visiting
www.olmconcert.com, or calling 973-
838-7602 or 973-492-1784.
Around the
Community…
•The Butler Recreation Department will
again be answering letters addressed to
Santa Claus. Santa’s mailbox will be in
the Butler Public Library beginning
December 2. Any letter received from a
Butler child by December 19 will receive a
handwritten response. Encourage your
child to write a letter and share his/her
enjoyment when the mail person delivers
a reply.
•The Butler Recreation Department’s Tot
and Toddler Tumbling and Dance program
will begin on Monday, January 13 and
run for 10 weeks. The schedule will be:
Tot Tumbling - ages 1-2 9:30am; Toddler
Tumbling - ages 3-5 10:30am; Toddler
Dance - ages 2-5 11:30am Classes are
held in the Butler Rec Center on Mabey
Lane and instructed by Erynn Norton. For
further information or to register please
call the recreation office at 973-838-
7903 weekdays from 12-4:30pm.
•True Vine Christian Center, located at 99
Two Bridges Road in Lincoln Park offers a
food pantry which is open every second &
fourth Wednesday of the month.
Remaining 2013 dates are as follows:
November 27, December 11 & 19 (this is
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the financial road of life. I
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effects of failing to save and
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investing during both rising
and falling stock markets,
heeding false evidence why
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Some people say they
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without the help of the stock
market’s reaction to both an
expanding and contracting
economy.
Lately, inflation is a word
that’s been put into storage
and is not part of our daily
vocabulary. But, soon enough,
it will be back and with glow-
ing prominence at that! This
brings me to the lesson of the
day. What has inflation done
to the dollar since the federal
government started tracking it
in 1967 under the name
Consumer Price Index (CPI)?
First, think about what it used
to cost for a couple slices of
pizza and a coke in 1967. Over
the last 46 years, the average
annual inflation rate in the
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At this rate the value of a dol-
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T
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If you would like to audi-
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K
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A rookie of the year and
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JMU trailed by two in
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a three-pointer at the buzzer
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“In the huddle, I told
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His hoop dreams began
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years, First Team All-State
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One of only 50 players in
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Nets. Overseas, he played
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“Don’t be afraid to take
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At James Madison,
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member of that prestigious
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we must never forget that the
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them. –John F. Kennedy
Only a stomach that
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Feeling gratitude and not
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H
ome health care
allows people to
receive quality indi-
vidualized services in the
comfort of their homes.
Recipients of home health
care include the elderly, those
living with an illness, and
those recovering from an acci-
dent or surgery. More families
are choosing home care as the
preferred way of care for their
loved ones for various reasons.
Here are the top six:
1.It is delivered at home.
There are positive feelings
that all of us associate with
being home. Our home is our
castle, our refuge from the
storm. Whether we’re feeling
sick or well, we enjoy the
sanctity of our residences and
the joy of being with our loved
ones.
2.It provides the elderly with
a sense of independence. No
one wants to feel totally
dependent or helpless. With
some assistance, seniors
receiving home care can con-
tinue to function as viable
members of society.
3.Home care can be safer.
Statistics show it is not
uncommon for patients to
develop new health problems
or risk infection as a result of
being hospitalized. Some of
these risks are eliminated
when care is given at home.
4.Home care allows the maxi-
mum amount of freedom for
the individual. A hospital or
nursing home can be a regi-
mented, regulated environ-
ment. Upon admission to
either, we are required to sur-
render a significant portion of
our rights. Such sacrifices are
not required with home care,
where flexibility is key.
5.Home care is personalized.
Home care is tailored to the
needs of each individual. It is
delivered on a one-to-one
basis and involves the individ-
ual and the family in the care
that is delivered.
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the third Wednesday since the fourth is
Christmas Day). The hours are from 5:30-
6:45pm. It is for families that are in need.
•The Unorthodox Wood Carving Club is
now excepting new members. We are a
small group of woodcarvers with interests
in carving duck decoys, birds, and all
other types of wood carving designs.
Some power equipment available for use.
Please stop by Pompton Mill Works 2nd
Floor 145 Ringwood Ave Wanaque or call
973-934-6520 for more information.
•The Bloomingdale Friends of the Library
would like to welcome new members/vol-
unteers. If you are looking to make new
friends, want to share your leadership
skills, and participate in our fundraising
events, please come to a meeting and
help support the library! You can make a
difference in your community! Meetings
are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month,
at 7pm in the Council Chambers, above
the library. For questions or more info
please call or stop by the Bloomingdale
Free Public Library, 101 Hamburg
Turnpike, Bloomingdale or call 973-838-
0077.
•Whether you are still suffering from the
bleak memories of war or have resolved
M
ost drivers would not
allow a 40-pound
unsecured weight to
ricochet around the interior of
their vehicles. Passengers and
cargo are typically strapped in
for safety. But if a driver is driv-
ing with an unsecured pet in
his or her car, he or she could
be putting everyone in the car
at risk.
The law states that chil-
dren and adults should be buck-
led up when riding in a car. The
same regulations do not always
pertain to pet passengers,
although some experts think
they should. According to
Christina Selter, the founder of
California-based pet advocacy
group Bark Buckle Up, pets can
be very dangerous inside of a
vehicle if they are not secured.
A 60-pound Golden Retriever
can hit you with 2,700 pounds
of force in a 35 mile-per-hour
crash. However, that’s not the
only danger. A dog or cat that
is allowed to roam freely inside
a car can pose a distraction to
the driver, potentially imped-
ing a driver’s line of vision or
inadvertently bumping into the
gear shift. A small animal could
get down into the foot well on
the driver’s side and impede
operation of the brakes or
accelerator.
In addition to the passen-
gers and driver in the car, an
unsecured pet poses a danger to
itself. A dog or cat that is pro-
pelled through the car in a
crash or sudden stop can risk
injury or death. Even simply
bumping noses on the dash-
board or a seat can be very
painful to the animal.
Here are some other reasons
why the pet should be tethered
in the car:
•A belt or tether secures the
animal and prevents it from
hanging its head out of the
window, where any small speck
of flying debris can cause a seri-
ous injury to the pet’s eyes or
nose. It’s important to keep the
pet’s entire body inside of the
moving vehicle.
•A harness will prevent a dog
or cat from physically jump-
ing out of the vehicle. If a
squirrel or other distraction
arouses interest outside, the
pet is unable to pursue it.
•In the event of an accident,
a pet seat belt will keep the
animal contained until emer-
gency workers can assess the
situation. A frightened or
injured pet may scratch or bite.
Having an excited animal on
the loose can make rescue dan-
gerous.
•When wearing a harness, the
pet doesn’t have to work as
hard bracing itself while the car
is maneuvering. The harness
will keep it secure.
There are many ways to
secure pets in a motor vehicle.
An animal crate that is belted
down is one option, and a pet
may be comfortable riding in a
familiar crate and feel more
secure as a result.
For smaller dogs or cats,
consider a pet booster seat that
straps in with the vehicle’s safe-
ty belt. Some drivers have used
children’s booster seats with a
pet harness.
Harnesses that work with
safety belts are also available.
These can keep the pet in a sit-
ting or lying-down position.
Securing pets in the car ensures
the driver’s safety, the safety of
the passengers and the health
of the pet going for a ride
Brought to you by Dr. Matthew
Krupnick, the owner of the Pe-
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grew up in Kinnelon and is happy
to be home — with his wife, three
cats and two dogs — to provide
quality and compassionate care
for your pets in the community.
The Pequannock Animal Hospi-
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Pompton Lakes. Order two
slices and a coke, pay with a
dollar and get change back
with your food. Today, the
same order tastes equally as
good, but costs $5.75! What
will it cost when my kids and
yours are 46 years older? Let’s
figure this on a different scale
— retirement portfolio size.
If back in 1967 you had a
goal to accumulate $1 million
in retirement funds by 2013,
thinking that beyond a shad-
ow of a doubt you would then
be financially independent,
how would that have worked
out? Bottom line is this: due to
the actual inflation rate you
lived through, your $1 million
is worth 86 percent less today,
only $140,000 in 1967 dollars.
It adds up to $1 million when
you count it today. It looks
like $1 million when you take
a picture of it today, but, it
doesn’t spend like $1 million
at all. Can a 1967 thinking
person retire in 2013 with
only $140,000 in portfolio
purchasing power and expect
to live comfortably for the rest
of his or her life? I think not!
One million dollars isn’t
a million dollars anymore!
And what about our children?
If my now 25-year-old daugh-
ter accumulates $1 million by
the time she is age 70, and
assuming inflation is no worse
over the next 45 years than
the last 45 years (which is
highly unlikely since our cur-
rent federal debt is $17 trillion
and it was basically nothing in
1967), her $1 million will be
worth only $140,000. She is
ill-prepared to retire.
So, let’s add a zero. If she
were to accumulate $10 mil-
lion over 45 years, after infla-
tion it would be worth 86 per-
cent less, or only $1.4 million.
At a respectable withdrawal
rate of five percent annually,
this figure would only be
$70,000 in 2013 dollars. If I
were to leave her my home,
she would be unable to afford
to live in the house she grew
up in. Between property taxes,
insurance, utilities, mainte-
nance and repairs she could
not afford to live in our house
on a $70,000 annual income
in 2013 dollars, even in 2013!
And she will need $10 million
in 2058 dollars to be able to
generate $500,000 annually,
which is exactly the same
thing. My daughter and her
entire 25-year-old peer group
must be “deca-millionaires” to
be slightly better off than poor
when they retire at 70 years of
age!
I’ll devote another col-
umn to creating a $10 million
retirement nest egg over a 45-
year time horizon, but know
this: if your 25-year-old chil-
dren or grandchildren do not
accomplish this financial goal,
they will be working for the
rest of their lives, never being
able to retire! I base this pre-
diction on the federal govern-
ment’s CPI table as proof of
my argument. Yes, I am fright-
ened for my children, all four
of them. The younger ones
more so, because their figures
are made worse by continuing
inflation over a greater num-
ber of years.
There are financial
strategies that we and they
can employ to give our kids a
fighting chance to beat infla-
tion and to secure financial
independence, when imple-
mented early enough. Time is
the greatest asset in wealth
accumulation, along with
consistency of systematic con-
tributions to retirement plans,
both through employers and
also non-employer related
retirement portfolio building
enterprises.
Call me to discuss these
strategies during a no cost, no-
obligation appointment. Your
future retired children will
thank you. I’m counting on it!
Mark E. Charnet, CAS, CSA,
is president and founder of
American Prosperity Group.
APG is the premier retirement
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the U.S. with 17 offices in eight
states. Charnet has 32 years of
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G
ift cards are a staple
of the holiday season.
Often a go-to gift
when other options just do
not seem to suffice, gift cards
remove the worry about
whether or not the item will
fit or if it’s the right color or
model. Gift cards can make
ideal gifts because they are
chosen with the recipients’
likes and tastes in mind while
allowing recipients to shop
without spending their own
money.
Today’s gift cards are bet-
ter than those of yesteryear,
which typically came with
expiration dates and onerous
fees. E-gift cards, which can be
purchased and redeemed
online, are among the most
convenient of all gift cards.
Although gift cards
have many positive attrib-
utes, it’s difficult to overlook
that gift cards are viewed as a
safe gift lacking in originali-
ty. But the National Retail
Federation notes that in
2011, 57.7 percent of survey
respondents said they would
prefer to get a gift card that
year. This ranks gift cards
higher than electronics,
clothing and accessories as
desired gifts. Recipients of
holiday cheer seemingly
would like to pick out their
own presents, which can ease
the burden on gift-givers
searching high and low for
the perfect gifts.
Still, giving a gift card
can remove some of the
excitement of unwrapping a
mystery gift. By employing a
few creative tips, gift cards
can be fun and unique.
Scavenger hunt
Have the gift recipient
work a little in a clever way
for the gift. Plant clues
around the house that will
gradually lead to the hiding
spot where the gift card is
stashed. Clues can include
witty poetic verses or tie into
recipients’ personal interests.
Nesting boxes
Another way to present
a gift card is to hide it inside
of a box that looks like any
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Clever ways to give gift cards
continued on next page
other gift. However, once the
person unwraps the gift, he
or she will discover another
wrapped box inside. This
prank can be repeated over
and over as many times as
desired until the gift card is
unearthed.
Gift basket
A gift card can be
ensconced with other trin-
kets and tied into a theme.
For example, a gift card for a
spa massage may be comple-
mented by lotions, massage
oil and a terry-cloth robe.
These items can all be pack-
aged together in a decorative
basket to make the entire gift
eye-catching and appealing.
Themed wrapping
Place the gift card inside
of an item that epitomizes
the gift. A card for a book-
store can be nestled inside of
the pages of a classic book. A
gift card to a hair salon can
be attached to the end of a
hairbrush. For those gifting
to a favorite coffee shop,
place the gift card inside of
an empty coffee mug.
Shopping savvy
Offering a gift card as a
present is entitling the recip-
ient to a day of shopping.
Wrap the card with a
reusable shopping tote so
that he or she can carry pur-
chases inside. You can mono-
gram the bag with initials or
even decorate it. Otherwise,
purchase a new wallet and
place the gift card inside.
Wrap the wallet and encour-
age the recipient to go on a
spree.
Special delivery
For a creative spin, work
with a retailer that offers
home delivery service. Ask to
have the gift card attached
inside of a pizza box or nes-
tled in a bouquet of flowers.
When the recipient receives
the delivery, he or she will be
surprised by the added gift.
Gift cards make conven-
ient gifts, but they may not
carry with them the panache
of other holiday gifts.
Dressing up gift cards in cre-
ative ways can make them
even more appreciated.
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B
eautytek is the break-
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The cutting-edge tech-
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After the first session, 90
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inspiration to those trying to
lose weight. Of course, regular
exercise and dieting are need-
ed to shed pounds and keep
them off. However, many peo-
ple have areas of stubborn fat
that don’t seem to go away.
When they see results so fast
from Beautytek, it prompts a
more enthusiastic attitude
about exercise and healthy
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The Beautytek system
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cannot be reduced by exercise
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while protecting surrounding
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and lift while reducing fat,
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Other cosmetic treat-
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effective or efficient as
Beautytek. Surgery is very
risky. You can’t ever be sure
what results you will get and
they still wear off in 10–15
years, which is why starlets are
always under the knife. Fillers
and Botox are expensive and
do not have any healthy ben-
efits at all. Other procedures
like CoolSculpting basically
give your stomach frostbite —
a very painful experience!
Then you still have to wait six
weeks to begin to see results.
Beautytek treatments last
up to a year, which is twice as
long as filler and three times
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and stimulate the body’s own
6.Home care is less expensive
than other forms of care.
Home care costs only one-
tenth as much as hospitaliza-
tion and one-fourth as much
as nursing home placement.
By bringing health services
home, the patient does not
generate additional board and
room expenses.
Sonia Scott is the owner of
Dorson Home Care, a full-serv-
ice home health care agency pro-
viding families throughout north-
ern and central New Jersey with
compassionate home care servic-
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information, visit
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to put it all behind you, Point Man
Ministries is for you. Point Man is a
Christian ministry dedicated to helping
veterans find peace with themselves
and the world around them. If you are
doing fine after the war, that’s fantas-
tic but don’t forget about your buddies
who are still suffering. Find out how
you can help. Call Barry Jensen at
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meets the first Thursday of every
month from 7:30-9:30pm at
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North, Pompton Plains
•The Pompton Lakes Republican Club
invites you to its monthly meetings on
the third Thursday of each month at
the VFW Post 2906 off Wanaque
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ability to firm up and expel
toxins. It is also the only
treatment that can actually
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It’s also much more
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After Beautytek, you will
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Technicians will help you
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it’s so rewarding to see your
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Cosmetic treatment is an
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Beautytek guarantees 100 per-
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unwrapped toys. Santa will
join the Marines as they load
up the train from
1:45–2:45pm. While there are
15 such trains in NJ, Pompton
Lakes has always proven to be
the most bountiful stop
statewide for
the largest
amount of
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will hold its annual Holiday
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tion for over 50 years now.
The rain date is December 14.
A tree-lighting at the public
library helps start the holiday
season with a countdown that
ends in cheers and the
delighted faces of children and
adults alike. Santa’s arrival
soon after brings even more
excitement to the start of the
evening.
With Wanaque Ave.
closed to vehicular traffic from
the library to Lakeside
Avenue (near the tracks),
pedestrians can stroll the
entire avenue to enjoy the fes-
tivities. From 6–9pm, children
of all ages can enjoy games,
giveaways, popcorn, pretzels,
costumed characters, balloon
animals, bounce houses, slides
and a strong man sledgeham-
mer. A marching band, bag-
pipers, dancers and live music
keep the evening buzzing with
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train and Holiday Stroll planned
for December 7
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energy. Free hot cocoa, coffee
and various food vendors will
be on hand to keep everyone
warm and cozy. Everyone is
invited to take a
free photo with
Santa at the
library.
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ous locations
throughout the
event. Many stores
and restaurants
will be open for the Stroll,
including locations beyond
the limits of the street festival.
Each year, members of
the Pompton Lakes Borough,
the mayor, chamber of com-
merce and the BID (business
improvement district) bring
something new to the event.
This year they are planning
the “Holiday Hop,” a family
dance hall open to everyone.
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holiday season in a magical,
good old-fashioned way. It’s
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special community, especially
at this most joyous time of
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I
n between Butler’s train
tracks and Main Street
stands the fairly unassum-
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With a quaint location and a
menu that is as deep as it is
wide, Trackside Bar & Grill
offers guests everything from
classic bar grub to gourmet
selections like peppercorn-
crusted ahi tuna.
Looking at the menu,
you might wonder what
“bang bang shrimp,” stuffed
burgers and lobster ravioli
have in common. Usually
such a wide menu lends itself
to subpar food and an average
rating. At Trackside Bar &
Grill, however, the culinary
genius of head chef and
owner Scott Gabriel is
behind every menu selection,
ensuring not only a full belly,
but a gastronomical adven-
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dine with Scott and experi-
ence a few of his creations.
We started with the bang
bang shrimp, an appetizer
dish that presented lightly
fried popcorn-sized shrimp
covered in a Thai honey
glaze. The burst of flavor was
immediate and anything but
subtle. There was a rich deca-
dence to this plate that is
making me crave it even as I
write.
There was also the
garbage salad, which is a gour-
met take on a salad that “has
everything but the kitchen
sink.” There was creamy gor-
gonzola, crisp cuts of bacon
and plenty of other additions,
all tossed in a cranberry roast-
ed pepper vinaigrette. Just
outstanding. The warm top-
pings mixed with the cold
greens really set this dish on
fire! This is also an excellent
option for those watching the
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well!
We also enjoyed a pep-
percorn-crusted ahi tuna
cooked in a soy-garlic reduc-
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sautéed spinach, the visual
presentation of the tuna was
beautiful. More importantly,
the contrast between the per-
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and the buttery raw center is
what really made this plate
memorable.
As if the previous three
dishes hadn’t left us impressed
enough, Scott brought out
the grand finale. Served on a
Turkish roll (the only roll
large enough to hold such a
beast) was the 20-oz. stuffed
burger. Chock-full of bacon,
cheese, roasted peppers and
oozing with every bite, there
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It was truly a pleasure to
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By Joe Pellegrino
C
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dential Brokerage
sales associate and
Pompton Plains resident
Ronald “Ronnie” Aiosa is
the top-listing real estate
agent for September at the
company’s Kinnelon office.
His listings totaled approxi-
mately $4.6 million.
“Clients are enthusiastic
to list their homes with Ron
because he immediately puts
his incredible energy and mar-
keting savvy to work for them
and attains exceptional
results,” said Jane Trust Ryan,
branch vice president of
Coldwell Banker Residential
Brokerage in Kinnelon.
Aiosa and his real estate
partner, Bill Boswell, utilize
modern technology and wide-
spread marketing to bring their
home listings to a wide audi-
ence. Both members of the
team rank among the top real
estate agents in their respective
offices, with Boswell being affil-
iated with the company’s
Wyckoff/ Franklin Lakes office.
Aiosa has made multiple
appearances on NBC this past
year as a real estate expert on
LXTV’s “Open House” and
“George to the Rescue.”
Boswell was selected this year
by Realtor Magazine as a mem-
ber of its prestigious “30 Under
30” Class of 2012.
A 28-year Morris County
resident, Aiosa offers extensive
knowledge of local communi-
ties to buyers and sellers
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NORTH HALEDON $529,999
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WAYNE 973-694-8000
WAYNE $449,000
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schools, great for commuters. WYN0916
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ac w/entry foyer, GreatRm/Fpl/Bar, DR, CA, Gas
HWBB Heat, IG pool/Hot Tub + 2GAR. WYN0879
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WAYNE $639,000
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in Valley loc w/beautiful views. WYN0469
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WAYNE $1,599,000
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WEST ORANGE $239,000
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serene wooded view, attached GAR. WYN0913
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KINNELON $375,000
3BR 2BA Ranch features H/W Flrs/FP/finished
W/O LL/Rec Rm w/wet bar/2C Gar./level yard
KIN3972
KINNELON/SMOKE RISE 973-838-9300
KINNELON $450,000
Smoke Rise-Charming 8Rm/3BR 2.2BA Ex.
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Prepare to fall in love. KIN3900
KINNELON/SMOKE RISE 973-838-8400
KINNELON $525,000
Charming Cust. 3BR/3BA Col. set on over
2Acs. Home is updated/full fin Bsmt.
KIN3975
KINNELON/SMOKE RISE 973-838-9300
KINNELON $539,000
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Col./2 C.Gar/Priv. level lot & driveway backs
to parkland. KIN394 7
KINNELON/SMOKE RISE 973-838-9300
KINNELON $539,000
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KINNELON $579,000
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KINNELON $599,000
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KIN3762
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some original brick walls, beautiful HW fls + lots
of storage. WYN0709
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KINNELON $799,000
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on park like property. KIN3848
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KINNELON $1,195,000
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at end of cul- de-sac/pool w/waterfall/summer
Kit./3C Gar. & more. KIN3826
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Ronnie Aiosa is top Coldwell listing agent
continued on next page
throughout Bergen, Essex,
Morris, Passaic and Sussex
counties. A top real estate
agent ever since entering the
profession in 2006, Aiosa
earned the Coldwell Banker
International Diamond Society
Award for 2012, placing him
within the top nine percent of
82,200 Coldwell Banker sales
associates worldwide. He has
also earned the New Jersey
Association of Realtors
(NJAR) Circle of Excellence
Award in 2006 and from
2008–2012 for his sales success.
Formerly in the mortgage
industry, Aiosa has in-depth
knowledge of the mortgage
process and keeps up-to-date
with changes in the field to bet-
ter guide buyers. He also spe-
cializes in new construction
and renovations.
For more information
about buying or selling a home,
contact Ronnie Aiosa at 973-
838-9300 or directly on his cell
at 973-600-3262. Coldwell
Banker Residential Brokerage
in Kinnelon is located at 1450
Route 23 North. Listings can
be viewed at www.coldwell-
bankermoves.com/kinnelon.
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Cell 973-714-3897. The Realtor you choose makes a BIG difference. Put my negotiation skills to work for you!!
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